Stockholm University of the Arts Doctoral Program 2018, Sweden

Publish Date: Feb 20, 2018

Deadline: Feb 28, 2018

Stockholm University of the Arts Doctoral Program

Uniarts welcomes applications for doctoral studies, starting in January 2019. Last date for application is 28 February 2018.


The doctoral candidate position consists of four years of full-time study. The studies at a doctoral level include a documented artistic research project and a course section. The project's content and focus is developed in consultation with two supervisors. The education includes both compulsory and elective courses.

  • Performative and Mediated Practices leading to a Degree of Doctor of Philosophy in Fine Arts

The research education subject of performative and mediated practices represents a unit where the focus is on public encounters through artistic interpretation in different staged or mediated forms. The research is based on diverse performative and mediated practices that include bodily and vocal practices (for example circus, opera singing and acting), narrative techniques based on sound, image or form (for example sound design, lightning design and set design) as well as practices where dramaturgical, choreographic or compositional structures are in focus. The subject area includes challenging the dichotomy between artistic processes and events that take place in real time (live) and those that are mediated through different technologies. Instead, the research within the subject area is based on how both staged and mediated forms relate to temporal aspects of public encounters. As a result, the conditions for interpreting the present moment and the possibility of repetition, modification or interaction at different points in time during the artistic process or its execution can be explored.

The focus of the third-cycle programme is on an artistic project to be developed through artistic practice, reflection and documentation, and specializing in the individual field of enquiry as well as relating to other relevant fields. The choice of techniques, theories and methods are to be based on their relevance to the project and made in discussion between the doctoral candidate and the supervisor. The presentation and exposition forms of the project, for example at percentage seminars, public defences and other presentations of the project, are set up in relation to the project’s lines of enquiry and character in discussion between the doctoral candidate, the supervisor and the head of research education. The aim of the programme is to train doctoral candidates to be able to independently and reflectively plan, execute and document an enquiry in which a clearly defined research issue and relevant methods are used to provide a significant contribution to the field of performative and mediated practices.


To join a doctoral programme means developing an artistic research project of high quality which is expected to contribute to the development of new knowledge and deepen and/or challenge existing practices within the artistic field. As a doctoral candidate, you will work in a transdisciplinary environment where the focus is on the artistic processes.

As a doctoral candidate, you will be employed by Uniarts. Program team considers it important that you – as a doctoral candidate - are physically present in the research environment at the university. This requires a residence in the Stockholm area. In addition to your own research you are expected to regularly participate in other activities at the university, and also perform departmental duties, such as teaching, at one of the university departments.


Even if you do not meet the formal entry requirements, you may be assessed to have obtained the necessary qualifications, equivalent to an exam, in other ways. In that case you can apply for Accreditation of Prior Learning.

To meet the general entry requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes you must have been awarded a second-cycle qualification, or have satisfied the requirements for courses comprising at least 240 credits of which at least 60 credits were awarded in the second cycle within a relevant artistic disciplinary domain.

You apply for recognition of prior learning at the same time as you apply for the doctoral position. You need to do this in a separate document that you attach to your digital application. The attachment must be named "Application for accreditation of prior learning". In this application, you give detailed information about the educations, work experiences and artistic productions that you think give you the qualifications equivalent to a second cycle education. The most important experiences and merits need to be documented through proof of education, documentation of work experiences or the like.  


In your application, it is required that your attached copies are certified to be true.

This means that another person must sign their name, print their name and provide their telephone number on each document copy you submit. This person, by signing, is attesting that the copy you submit is an exact copy of the original. A friend, relative or government official can provide this attestation for you.

What should be included in the budget?

In the budget, you should include all costs that are necessary to complete the project, except your own salary. This could mean for instance fees for other artists participating in the project, costs for material, technical support etc.

The doctoral candidates' salaries are regulated by a specific agreement (SKH:s "doktorandstege"). The salary when starting the position is 25 400 SEK.

For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.

This opportunity has expired. It was originally published here:

Similar Opportunities



Creative Arts



Fine Art


Study Levels


Eligible Countries


Host Countries